Siddha hospital to come up in Puducherry soon to treat COVID- 19 patients CM

    Puducherry, Aug 2 (PTI) Puducherry Chief Minister V
Narayanasamy on Sunday said the territorial government would
soon open a hospital to offer treatment under the Siddha
system of medicine for coronavirus patients.
    The Siddha method of treatment has been in vogue in
neighbouring Tamil Nadu and a number of patients were being
treated and cured of the infection, he said addressing a
virtual press conference.
    "The Puducherry government too would introduce the
Siddha system of treatment and those willing to take treatment
under this indigenous medical system could opt for it," he
    A team of doctors from Puducherry would visit Siddha
hospitals in Tamil Nadu to acquaint themselves with the
various modalities and features to offer the treatment under
Siddha system to patients here, he added.
    Stating that the occurrence of the COVID-19 in East
Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh was impacting the Yanam
region, an enclave of Puducherry, the Chief Minister said
Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao, the local MLA, and Health
Secretary T Arun had been camping there to strengthen the
infrastructure and look into other issues.
    The chief minister said the government had increased
testing in rural areas and AYUSH care hospitals in the Central
and state sectors here would also strengthen the medical care
facilities for COVID-19 patients.
    Narayanasamy had earlier visited various vegetable and
fish markets and shopping centres in and around Puducherry and
advised merchants and shoppers to adhere to safety norms
particularly to maintain social distance and wear masks.PTI

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